Somerville Giants Logo Design Contest

Somerville Giants has selected their winning logo design.

For $275 they received 123 designs from 25 different designers from around the world.
Contest
Logo Design Brief
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bks101
United States

What We Do

Semi Pro Baseball Team

Industry

Sport

Top Three Things to Communicate

#1 - Baseball
#2 - Tradition
#3 - power

Our Target Audience:

Baseball players and fans.
It will be used on our website, on banners, t-shirts and uniforms. To be printed, screen printed and even embroidered as a patch.

Color Preferences

Black, orange, white, grey.
They can be used together or independent

Our Ideas and Additional Information:

I have an existing logo but would like it updated as we have changed our name from Sayreville Giants to Somerville Giants. Go to www.saygiants.com to view the logo.
In that logo there is a tag line that says 2004 Champions. That should be removed from the logo. I just want the new logo to say "Somerville Giants" you can use baseballs, bats, gloves or anything baseball related. I am not stuck on that design.

I'd also like to use it as a banner ad that goes across the top of sponsor websites.

Themes

Masculine
Sporty
Adventure
Classic

Style

Wordmark

Stylized type that may include small abstract or pictorial elements.
Pictorial Mark

Literal or representative imagery is used to symbolize the brand.
Abstract Mark

Abstract shapes and symbols convey an idea or feeling.
Letterform Mark

A monogram usually consisting of 1-3 letters.
Emblem

A badge that usually envelopes the logo
Character

A mascot represents the brand.
Famous Logos displayed under fair use to enrich the general publics' knowledge of graphic design.

Applications

Web
Print
Clothing

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Discussion

Discussion

bks101
United States
If you look at www.saygiants.com The "G" in giants is the main part as that exact G is the letter we put on our baseball caps so it is important if you could use that font for the "G". I would be willing to look at other possibilities if they caught my eye and could be incorporated for the cap as well.
13 years ago
GoNorth
Canada
Oops, so much for that design.
Thanks for the feedback bks101.

13 years ago
bks101
United States
your very welcome GONorth, however being sarcastic doesnt help any. I have been leaving comments and have not gotten to yours yet. But f you must have it right now. Your design was ok, but I am looking for something more eye catching. I felt it was too plain with too simple of a font.
13 years ago
GoNorth
Canada
Not being sarcastic at all.

I always try to thank the Contest Holder if they give good feedback, and in my case I didn't realize you wanted to keep the same font and "G" (which makes my initial design obsolete, thus the "oops").
13 years ago
bks101
United States
Sorry, I misunderstood. Because you thanked me and I didnt leave any feedback at that point. I will though!
13 years ago
dpmcintire
United States
Guys, not to rain on anyone's parade here, but 7 of the CH's top 9 designs incorporate a "Giants" script that is proprietary to the San Francisco MLB club. While I personally have always loved that script and while I've looked at CH's contest brief and realize that this script may be part of what he's asking for, it's still a pretty blatant appropriation of prior works, which could open CH up to a lawsuit for copyright violation.
13 years ago
Baco
United States
Hey DP do you follow baseball?
13 years ago
bks101
United States
DP you are wrong. The script is NOT proprietary to any baseball team. I had the logo that is currently on my website already approved by the SF Giants back in 2001. However we moved from one town to another so we need it updated .
In their letter they clearly stated the logo was 100% ok to use as the font although similiar it was not copyrighted or trademarked.
Their official copyrighted logo is one of block lettering right on the main page of their website.
However, you can also use that font. Just cant have the same logo. Or intend to defraud or make money off it. We are a non-profit organizat

Before you make ridiculous allegations first see that you are speaking the truth. Your not even a designer so please mind your own business
13 years ago
Baco
United States
Well said!
13 years ago
bks101
United States
Hello, every thanks for the designs they are really good. Just so you know, I will rank almost every entry so that eveyone at least is a finalist and get some points.

I really havent ranked them seriously at this point. However, I would say that the top 5 will get serious consideration for the winning design.
13 years ago
dpmcintire
United States
No problem, CH... if the SF Giants gave their okay, then obviously, it's okay.

Having been party to multiple copyright infringement suits (all as plantiff, thank you!), I just didn't want to see you have such a problem.
13 years ago
theGuru
Indonesia
that's good attitude bks' thx :)
13 years ago
bks101
United States
Well, the San Francisco Giants aren't sue happy and they dont need to go after a non profit organization that promotes baseball and allows more people to play baseball. In actuality they like to help teams with sponsorship, uniforms, baseballs and equipment. The generally give their ok to little league, babe ruth, Ripken baseball, Jr. Legion, American Legion and many semi pro and adult baseball leagues. It benefits them in more ways than just 1. So to answer your question yes we have been fully approved for all of that. However as it was stated the font is not copyrighted and the Giants didnt originally make that font. They got it from someone else as well.
The St Louis Cardinals and the Arizona Cardinals, the NY Giants in football and the SF Giants and any other teams that share a name would be suing each other if this was the case.
13 years ago
christian71
United States
I'm new to this... When will the next ranking update be?
13 years ago
bks101
United States
Tonight. I havent finished ranking and i may extend the contest. Just not sure right now
13 years ago
christian71
United States
That would be great to extend the contest! I'd love to throw more concepts into the mix. I had just found the site and only had about 1.5 hrs before the deadline. Love another crack at it! Thanks for the "8" by the way!
13 years ago
bks101
United States
done contest extended for two days thats it
13 years ago
bks101
United States
I will take about a two days to pick a winner and rank everyone. I will make sure everyone is ranked.

I will select my top 10 in order of preference and anything after 10 will just be ranked in any random order since it all awards 1 point. Anyone who submitted a design will be ranked.

thanks for all your hard work.
13 years ago